Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in East London, London

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Your Psychotherapist
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
East London, London E14  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
Do you ever feel worried, stuck, lost, hopeless, lonely, lethargic, anxious, unable to sleep – less able to cope with life? Does this affect your ability to enjoy relationships, work, everyday life? Most of us experience challenging times at various stages of our lives but we don’t have to be alone with this. Psychological therapy offers a safe place that helps you to understand and overcome your issues. I will work with you as a team to understand symptoms, underlying issues, their causes and maintenance specific to you. We will find ways forward to relieving symptoms and distress and improving your wellbeing.
020 8103 3863 View 020 8103 3863
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Dr Anjulie Dhillon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E2  (Online Only)
I have had experience of working with a wide variety of clients such as those with adjustment to long term conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, heart-related conditions, sleep issues and burn injuries.
Hi, I'm Anjulie! I appreciate you coming here and taking the time to look at my profile. It is so important to me that the individual I am sat with, feels safe and comfortable and therefore I will do my absolute best to help you feel at ease. In order for us to work well together, a strong foundation of trust is so important. To begin with, we will spend some time getting to know each other and then together, we can think about what may help you move forward. My aim is to offer a warm, compassion, safe space for you to feel that you can talk to me.
I have had experience of working with a wide variety of clients such as those with adjustment to long term conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, heart-related conditions, sleep issues and burn injuries.
Hi, I'm Anjulie! I appreciate you coming here and taking the time to look at my profile. It is so important to me that the individual I am sat with, feels safe and comfortable and therefore I will do my absolute best to help you feel at ease. In order for us to work well together, a strong foundation of trust is so important. To begin with, we will spend some time getting to know each other and then together, we can think about what may help you move forward. My aim is to offer a warm, compassion, safe space for you to feel that you can talk to me.
020 4538 6712 View 020 4538 6712
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Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E1  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
029 2271 1631 View 029 2271 1631
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Nicola Cann - Sleep Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E11  (Online Only)
As a psychologist specialising in sleep I can get your sleep back on track.
Are you or your family struggling with sleep? Feeling like you’ve tried everything but still can’t get the sleep you need? Maybe you’re struggling to get out of bed in the morning. Or perhaps getting your teen to sleep is a nightly battle. It can be frustrating and exhausting when you or a member of your family aren’t sleeping. And when one family member isn’t sleeping well, the rest of the family usually aren’t sleeping well either. Relationships can become strained, work or school performance can suffer, and it can feel really isolating. Without good sleep it can feel like everything is falling apart.
As a psychologist specialising in sleep I can get your sleep back on track.
Are you or your family struggling with sleep? Feeling like you’ve tried everything but still can’t get the sleep you need? Maybe you’re struggling to get out of bed in the morning. Or perhaps getting your teen to sleep is a nightly battle. It can be frustrating and exhausting when you or a member of your family aren’t sleeping. And when one family member isn’t sleeping well, the rest of the family usually aren’t sleeping well either. Relationships can become strained, work or school performance can suffer, and it can feel really isolating. Without good sleep it can feel like everything is falling apart.
020 3835 5252 View 020 3835 5252
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George Gardner
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi and welcome. If starting or restarting therapy is something you have been thinking about doing for some time, congratulations on taking this step. You may be feeling low, distressed or anxious. Perhaps sleep or daily tasks are more difficult than they used to be. Maybe you're finding less fulfilment in things that used to bring you joy (or stopped doing them altogether) You could be unsure about what you want from life. Or you might be struggling to process something difficult that happened to you or someone you care about. Maybe you've lost a job, a relationship, a loved one. Whatever you are dealing with, therapy can help.
Hi and welcome. If starting or restarting therapy is something you have been thinking about doing for some time, congratulations on taking this step. You may be feeling low, distressed or anxious. Perhaps sleep or daily tasks are more difficult than they used to be. Maybe you're finding less fulfilment in things that used to bring you joy (or stopped doing them altogether) You could be unsure about what you want from life. Or you might be struggling to process something difficult that happened to you or someone you care about. Maybe you've lost a job, a relationship, a loved one. Whatever you are dealing with, therapy can help.
0191 743 0315 View 0191 743 0315
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Kate Pryce
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E1
I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to provide a range of psychological therapies for many different problems. In my private practice I focus on using a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research evidence indicates that CBT can help with many difficulties which include: · Anxiety based problems including: · panic attacks · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · social anxiety · health anxiety · phobias · Depression and low mood · Sleep difficulties · Low self esteem · Problematic perfectionism · Eating disorders · Sleep difficulties · Anger
I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to provide a range of psychological therapies for many different problems. In my private practice I focus on using a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research evidence indicates that CBT can help with many difficulties which include: · Anxiety based problems including: · panic attacks · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · social anxiety · health anxiety · phobias · Depression and low mood · Sleep difficulties · Low self esteem · Problematic perfectionism · Eating disorders · Sleep difficulties · Anger
020 3870 3852 View 020 3870 3852
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Alex Monk
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
East London, London E5
Psychotherapy can help you to gently gain a new perspective on your relationships, without judgement, in a confidential space. Although relational patterns may have served you well in the past, perhaps you feel they are not helpful to you any longer. You may feel that things are just not working out, without ever really understanding why. Perhaps you keep choosing particular people as friends or partners that you know are not healthy but can't resist anyway. Perhaps this makes you feel anxious, depressed or you can't sleep at night and well meaning advice from friends of family doesn't seem to help.
Psychotherapy can help you to gently gain a new perspective on your relationships, without judgement, in a confidential space. Although relational patterns may have served you well in the past, perhaps you feel they are not helpful to you any longer. You may feel that things are just not working out, without ever really understanding why. Perhaps you keep choosing particular people as friends or partners that you know are not healthy but can't resist anyway. Perhaps this makes you feel anxious, depressed or you can't sleep at night and well meaning advice from friends of family doesn't seem to help.
020 3948 6487 View 020 3948 6487
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BG Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E4
I am an Acupuncturist too and this can help with mood, pain and sleep.
Hello, all are welcome. Anxiety, stress, depression and anger can creep up on us or appear quite suddenly. Sometimes life just gets too hard and we cannot cope. You may not even know why you feel the way you do, even so, talking with someone impartial can really help. I believe that mental health is no different to physical health in that systems can become unbalanced and give us problems. Support from a Counsellor can help to rebalance your mind. You may feel unsure but I encourage you to come and meet me, then see how you feel.
I am an Acupuncturist too and this can help with mood, pain and sleep.
Hello, all are welcome. Anxiety, stress, depression and anger can creep up on us or appear quite suddenly. Sometimes life just gets too hard and we cannot cope. You may not even know why you feel the way you do, even so, talking with someone impartial can really help. I believe that mental health is no different to physical health in that systems can become unbalanced and give us problems. Support from a Counsellor can help to rebalance your mind. You may feel unsure but I encourage you to come and meet me, then see how you feel.
07723 491485 View 07723 491485
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Hannah Morgan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E2
I can support individuals and families with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, bereavement, conflict, fears, low mood, sleep problems, relationship or behavioural difficulties, among others.
Hello, I'm a clinical psychologist specialising in working with adults, children, young people and their families. I have 13+ years experience working in the NHS across a number of services including with adults, looked-after children and for a young people's drug and alcohol service. I also have experience working with parents over the perinatal period, with mothers and babies, and parents and toddlers. Experience has taught me that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client; therefore, I strive to provide a warm, accepting, engaging space for young people and parents alike.
I can support individuals and families with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, bereavement, conflict, fears, low mood, sleep problems, relationship or behavioural difficulties, among others.
Hello, I'm a clinical psychologist specialising in working with adults, children, young people and their families. I have 13+ years experience working in the NHS across a number of services including with adults, looked-after children and for a young people's drug and alcohol service. I also have experience working with parents over the perinatal period, with mothers and babies, and parents and toddlers. Experience has taught me that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client; therefore, I strive to provide a warm, accepting, engaging space for young people and parents alike.
020 4538 4029 View 020 4538 4029
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Dr Olivia Collier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E8  (Online Only)
I work with people who may be experiencing difficulty with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, worry/generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic), trauma, psychosis spectrum experiences, sleep, perfectionism and low self-esteem. Our therapeutic journey typically commences with a collaborative exploration of these difficulties, paving the way for a personalised plan to guide you toward meeting your goals. By gaining a better understanding of your past and strengths, we work together to rebuild and enhance your life.
I work with people who may be experiencing difficulty with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, worry/generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic), trauma, psychosis spectrum experiences, sleep, perfectionism and low self-esteem. Our therapeutic journey typically commences with a collaborative exploration of these difficulties, paving the way for a personalised plan to guide you toward meeting your goals. By gaining a better understanding of your past and strengths, we work together to rebuild and enhance your life.
020 3947 6125 View 020 3947 6125
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Esther Slattery
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
East London, London E8
The constant nagging of “what if”, “why?” or “if only”; knots in your stomach, breath catching in the throat, unable to focus, unable to sleep, feeling like something bad is going to happen any time? Anxiety and depression limit and impact every aspect of your life, leaving you constantly scared and tired. Even when you know that there is nothing to fear, or that the trauma is in the past, this knowledge does not help. This is because our brains have evolved for survival, not for happiness. This means that our brain does not discriminate between real and imaginary dangers; habitually overreacting and overwhelming, stealing hope.
The constant nagging of “what if”, “why?” or “if only”; knots in your stomach, breath catching in the throat, unable to focus, unable to sleep, feeling like something bad is going to happen any time? Anxiety and depression limit and impact every aspect of your life, leaving you constantly scared and tired. Even when you know that there is nothing to fear, or that the trauma is in the past, this knowledge does not help. This is because our brains have evolved for survival, not for happiness. This means that our brain does not discriminate between real and imaginary dangers; habitually overreacting and overwhelming, stealing hope.
020 3835 5509 View 020 3835 5509
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ukassurance Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E15
My therapy/counselling offers hope to anybody who wants to change life-long problems and move on in the following areas; Feelings of depression, anxiety disorders, Low self-esteem, OCD, IBS, Insomnia, GAD, Concerns about your relationships at home or work, Feelings of loneliness, Physical problems with no clear physical cause, Finding there is no meaning in life; Suffering from trauma, or abuse whether past or present; Addictions (sexual, drugs, and alcohol, ). I also provide marriage and pre-marital counselling using prepared Enrich programme.
My therapy/counselling offers hope to anybody who wants to change life-long problems and move on in the following areas; Feelings of depression, anxiety disorders, Low self-esteem, OCD, IBS, Insomnia, GAD, Concerns about your relationships at home or work, Feelings of loneliness, Physical problems with no clear physical cause, Finding there is no meaning in life; Suffering from trauma, or abuse whether past or present; Addictions (sexual, drugs, and alcohol, ). I also provide marriage and pre-marital counselling using prepared Enrich programme.
020 3835 3203 View 020 3835 3203
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Nia Gkizounidi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
East London, London E10  (Online Only)
I specialise in difficulties around General, Social and Health Anxiety and Worries, Communication, Obsessions & Compulsions, Panic, Low Self Esteem, Sleep Difficulties, Trauma and Depression.
Sometimes when our difficulties overwhelm us, we cannot pinpoint what prevents us from growing. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) we aim to collaboratively gain an understanding of how our problems affects us and use personalised techniques to work towards what is valuable to us. As a fully qualified Greek/English speaking BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist my aim is to support people in having a beneficial therapeutic experience by building resilience, confidence, flexibility, and strength to overcome struggles.
I specialise in difficulties around General, Social and Health Anxiety and Worries, Communication, Obsessions & Compulsions, Panic, Low Self Esteem, Sleep Difficulties, Trauma and Depression.
Sometimes when our difficulties overwhelm us, we cannot pinpoint what prevents us from growing. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) we aim to collaboratively gain an understanding of how our problems affects us and use personalised techniques to work towards what is valuable to us. As a fully qualified Greek/English speaking BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist my aim is to support people in having a beneficial therapeutic experience by building resilience, confidence, flexibility, and strength to overcome struggles.
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Amir Oren
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
East London, London E14
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
07446 870934 View 07446 870934
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Dr Rai Turton
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E8
If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult emotion or behaviour, or stress, or sleep then I can help. I have many years of experience working with these difficulties and have always had a special interest in stress tolerance and emotion. My aim is to support you to understand your difficulties, to find relief from your symptoms and also discover solutions that enable you to feel better and to live your life as you really want to. I can offer you over 35 years of experience in the NHS and private practice, and a well evidenced approach that has been shown to work. Please see my webpage for more information: www.ntpsychology.com
If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult emotion or behaviour, or stress, or sleep then I can help. I have many years of experience working with these difficulties and have always had a special interest in stress tolerance and emotion. My aim is to support you to understand your difficulties, to find relief from your symptoms and also discover solutions that enable you to feel better and to live your life as you really want to. I can offer you over 35 years of experience in the NHS and private practice, and a well evidenced approach that has been shown to work. Please see my webpage for more information: www.ntpsychology.com
01707 241105 View 01707 241105
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Tanya Mowbray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E1
I can help you understand why certain things might be triggering as you go through this major life transition and offer ways of easing anxiety and getting more rest when sleep is hard to come by.
Have you been finding motherhood much harder than you expected and felt anxious or low in mood? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough as a mum? Maybe you feel like you have lost your sense of identity since becoming a mum and not sure who you are anymore. You are not alone in these feelings but you don’t need to feel this way. I can help you to understand what is going on for you and provide you with tools to help you feel more happy and confident as a mum.
I can help you understand why certain things might be triggering as you go through this major life transition and offer ways of easing anxiety and getting more rest when sleep is hard to come by.
Have you been finding motherhood much harder than you expected and felt anxious or low in mood? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough as a mum? Maybe you feel like you have lost your sense of identity since becoming a mum and not sure who you are anymore. You are not alone in these feelings but you don’t need to feel this way. I can help you to understand what is going on for you and provide you with tools to help you feel more happy and confident as a mum.
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Dr Holly Conheady
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
East London, London E1  (Online Only)
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience supporting both adults and young people with their mental health, using evidence-based methods to reduce distress and promote wellbeing. I have worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, charitable and private sectors, supporting people living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and loss. Other areas of expertise include working with stress, low mood, self-criticism, and anxiety related to health, identity, sense of purpose, sexuality, social situations, and chronic worrying.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience supporting both adults and young people with their mental health, using evidence-based methods to reduce distress and promote wellbeing. I have worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, charitable and private sectors, supporting people living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and loss. Other areas of expertise include working with stress, low mood, self-criticism, and anxiety related to health, identity, sense of purpose, sexuality, social situations, and chronic worrying.
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Succour Empowering Equality Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
East London, London E16
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
Are you noticing and experiencing feelings of worry, and unable to shake it off? Are you increasingly tearful, sad, with low mood, low appetite, experiencing disturbed sleep/lack of a good quality sleep, nightmares, and tiredness? Feeling like something bad is going to happen? If so, do not be alone in your feelings, let's talk about it.
01482 251689 View 01482 251689
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Kate Miriam Loewenthal
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
East London, London E5
I would like to explore whether trauma therapy could be of help to you, in relieving sleep and mood difficulties and tensions.
My clients are usually troubled by the things that have happened to them/are happening to them. They may have problems sleeping, and can't take their mind away from what happened. They may have bodily tensions, and may feel bitter, angry and/or depressed and/or aimless. They would like to feel content and happy with their life, their family and/or friends, and perhaps spend time on creative things, or helping people, or doing religious activities, or sports, or studying or developing new skills and interests. They would like to discover or rediscover purpose and meaning in life.
I would like to explore whether trauma therapy could be of help to you, in relieving sleep and mood difficulties and tensions.
My clients are usually troubled by the things that have happened to them/are happening to them. They may have problems sleeping, and can't take their mind away from what happened. They may have bodily tensions, and may feel bitter, angry and/or depressed and/or aimless. They would like to feel content and happy with their life, their family and/or friends, and perhaps spend time on creative things, or helping people, or doing religious activities, or sports, or studying or developing new skills and interests. They would like to discover or rediscover purpose and meaning in life.
020 3984 8656 View 020 3984 8656
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Birch Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East London, London E11  (Online Only)
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
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Sleep or Insomnia Counsellors

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.